Tortillas are so incredibly versatile. If you are someone who loves apple pie, for example, but hates how long it takes to make one from scratch, I bet you didn’t think about using a tortilla to satisfy the craving. Using a tortilla to make an apple pie is a quick and super easy way to make a spin on this traditional dessert that won’t take you all day to do.
This dessert is delicious, very decadent and if you pair it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, you won’t even miss the old version of an apple pie. This is a quick dessert so even if you have unexpected guests, these are very easy to whip up in a pinch, and odds are, you will have all the ingredients in your pantry or on hand.
Why We Love Apple Pie
Apple pie is just delicious. It’s one of the most traditional fruit pies and easily one of the most comforting. While everyone may have their own variation of the apple pie, you simply can’t go wrong with a base of apples, cinnamon, sugar all topped by a flakey, buttery crust. It’s absolutely delicious and whether you prefer it served with vanilla ice cream or topped with a slice of cheddar cheese (yes, that’s a thing) you just can’t go wrong making an apple pie for dessert. This recipe is a quick, super easy spin of the apple pie and will leave your guests equally satisfied from its sweet filling of crisp apples and perfectly spiced glaze.
What Other Pies Can I Try This With?
Any pie you like! What’s so great about this recipe is that it will work with so many different pie variations. For example, if you love peach pie, you could easily incorporate peaches into this recipe instead of apples. You can keep the same spices within the glaze, as this will bring out the taste of the peach even more. You can also try this with blueberry pie as you can use blueberry pie filling or even a cherry pie using cherry pie filling instead of actual fruit. Of course, if you use any type of canned fruit, especially for a pie filling, keep in mind that they come with a heavy glaze, so you will either want to make less of the glaze described in this recipe or omit the glaze altogether. If you choose to use fresh blueberries or cherries, you can easily incorporate this glaze as follows.
What if I’m Allergic to Flour?
There are so many different types of tortillas out there that you can easily find a tortilla that is not made with flour. There are tortillas that are made from rice, corn, chickpeas, beans, etc. You should be able to find different variations of tortillas within your local supermarket, but for a specialty tortilla, you might want to check out your local health foods stores to find a wider selection. There are also gluten free tortillas and low carb tortillas that would fit certain dietary restriction needs. If you search for these types of tortillas, you are sure to be able to find them. This recipe will taste the same, not matter what kind of tortilla you use. The texture might vary slightly, but that’s a small price to pay for all this flavor.
Can You Freeze These for Later?
Yes! These can be stored easily in an airtight container within your freezer for up to two months. To reheat, simple remove the pie from the container and pop it into the microwave for about three minutes. These are great to make a lot in advance and have on hand in case company shows up unexpectedly and you have nothing fresh to offer them. These tortilla apple pies will reheat well and will still taste super delicious. Pair these with some whipped cream or ice cream and you have a full decadent dessert that you company will assume you spent hours on.
Is This a Kid Friendly Recipe to Try?
Yes! This recipe would be great to share with your little ones as the steps are relatively simple and the only real dealing with a knife happens when you cut up the apples. That’s the adult’s responsibility, but beyond that, this recipe is easy to assemble and even more fun to cook together as the house will smell amazing from all these apples and spice. You could even set this up to be a little kids cooking party and have all your ingredients ready and move through the instructions step by step so the kids will actively learn how to make a fun dessert.
How to Make Tortilla Apple Pies
With just a few super simple steps and tools that you more than likely already have in your kitchen, you can make these amazing tortilla apple pies. Make sure to keep some vanilla ice cream handy for an even better combination!
- Panini Machine, Griddle, or Frying Pan
Ingredients for Tortilla Apple Pie:
- 2 red apples
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp allspice
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 3 large tortillas
How to make the Tortilla Apple Pie:
Step 1: Prep the Apples
Peel the skin from the apples. Try to save as much of the flesh as you can. Then, slice and chop the white flesh into small pieces.
Step 2: Starting Your Glaze
Next up! Mix the water and cornstarch together in a saucepan. Add the maple syrup, spices, and chopped up apple pieces. Cook everything until the whole mixture thickens (about 5 mins). Remove from the heat source. Then stir in the butter and vanilla.
Step 3: Fill the Tortilla
Cut a large tortilla in half but only on one side of the round tortilla, drawing the incision toward the center of the circle. Imagine that the tortilla is in four equal quadrants. Then, place your cooked apple pie filling in each of the four sections, but be sure not to overfill as it will seep out after folding.
Step 4: Fold the Tortilla
Carefully lift the side next to the cut and fold over to the next quadrant. Then again, and again until you’ve got a triangle shaped tortilla.
Step 5: Time to Toast
Place the folded apple pie tortilla into a preheated panini machine for a flatter wrap. Or place onto a griddle or frying pan with melted butter for a thicker, but toasted wrap. If you’re using a griddle or frying pan toast on both sides. Be careful with this step when handling the folded wrap so the toppings don’t fall out.
Note: For a flatter wrap use a panini machine. For a thicker and more toasted wrap, cook on a griddle or stove to toast.
Step 6: Time to Serve!
Sprinkle over the top with a little bit of cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar and serve warm for best results.
Panini Machine, Griddle or Frying Pan
2 red apples
¼ cup water
1 tbsp corn starch
¼ cup maple syrup
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp allspice
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tsp vanilla
3 large tortillas
Peal, slice and chop the apples
Mix the water and cornstarch together in a sauce pan
Add the maple syrup, spices, apples
Cook until it thickens (about 5 mins)
Remove from heat, stir in butter and vanilla.
Cut a large tortilla in half only on one side of the tortilla.
Imagine that the tortilla is in four quadrants.
Place your apple pie filling in each of the four sections
Fold over the first quadrants *see photo*
Fold that set over to the right.
Fold down completing the wrap.
Place into a preheated panini machine for a flatter wrap.
Place onto a griddle or frying pan with melted butter for a thicker, but toasted wrap.
If using a griddle or frying pan toast on both sides.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar and serve warm.
For a flatter wrap use a panini machine.
For a thicker and more toasted wrap, cook on a griddle or stove to